At The Table with Patrick Lencioni

By Patrick Lencioni

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Real conversations and practical advice for everyday leaders. Sit across the table from one of the foremost experts in leadership and business. In his simple and approachable style, Pat tackles every topic related to the world of work (and some that aren’t). From culture to teamwork to building world-class organizations, Pat brings his wisdom, humor, and insight together to provide actionable advice for leaders everywhere. For more on Pat and the Table Group, visit https://www.tablegroup.com

Episode Date
Behind the Scenes: Real-time Re-entry Revelations
34:09

Pat, Tracy and Cody reflect on their first three days back in the office and make some real-time observations about the transition.  

May 21, 2020
41. Burn the Resumé
28:06

As millions of people look for work and employers are set to rehire, Pat and Cody discuss the three critical traits for hiring and interviewing that are far more important than anything on the resumé.

May 19, 2020
40. Data is Overrated
20:13

Pat and Cody discuss decision-making, data, intuition and why we need more integrative thinking.

May 13, 2020
39. It's Time to Rethink Work
34:17

Laura joins the podcast as the team discusses a fresh way to think about work and jobs.  Whether you are heading back to work, looking for something new or a college graduate starting your career, now is the perfect time to rethink work and find fulfillment and joy in what you do.

May 06, 2020
38. Why We Innovate in a Crisis
24:51

Pat and the team analyze why they have been able to innovate during this time and how we can bring that creativity and urgency back with us into the new normal.

Apr 29, 2020
37. Lean in to Discomfort
32:49

Including a special recorded interview segment with Alan Mulally, the former CEO of Ford and Boeing, Pat and team discuss the benefits and rewards of leaning in to uncomfortable conversations.

Apr 23, 2020
36. Let's Never Go Back to Normal
32:32

Pat and Cody have a candid and casual conversation about preparing to enter a "new normal." 

Apr 15, 2020
35. The Five Dysfunctions of a Virtual Team
37:57

This new virtual work environment poses unique challenges for teams looking to become more cohesive and effective. Pat and crew discuss how teams can overcome the five dysfunctions in a virtual world and emerge from this crisis better.

Apr 08, 2020
34. War for Jobs
17:40

Pat calls everyone to enlist in the war for jobs. He proposes some ideas for companies, leaders and workers to help save jobs and sacrifice for the greater good.

Apr 02, 2020
33. Org Health in a Health Crisis
32:56

Pat is joined by Dr. Bill Morice from the Mayo Clinic to discuss the coronavirus crisis and leading a healthy organization in the midst of a pandemic

Mar 31, 2020
32. How Do You Measure Success?
21:45

Pat and Cody discuss success, performance and dignity. 

Mar 25, 2020
31. Leadership Doesn’t Stop
24:42

Pat offers some advice for leading in uncertain times. 

Mar 20, 2020
30. LIVE - Make Your Meetings Matter
37:58

In a special episode recorded live from the stage of Table Group's UnConference, Pat, Cody and Chris tackle one of the most important activities in business - meetings.  They take questions from the audience and explore how to run better, more effective meetings. 

Mar 11, 2020
29. Behind the Scenes of Writing a Book
18:12

Pat and the team sit down to discuss the book writing process and tell some of their favorite stories from the last 20 years and 12 books.

Mar 05, 2020
28. Pat's Brand New Book - The Motive
25:31

Pat's new book, The Motive is out today!  Cody takes the host spot to dig into Pat's latest thinking on leadership and what might be his most important book yet. Listen and discover your motive.

Feb 26, 2020
27. Joy is the Leading Indicator
27:00

The first sign of trouble on the horizon for any organization is not as clean and measurable as you might think.  Pat and Cody make the case that leaders would be wise to pay keen attention to the joy in their organizations.  

Feb 20, 2020
26. Stop Agreeing to Disagree
19:58

Conflict with trust is the pursuit of truth or the best idea.  Too many teams, families and friends stop short of the best answer because they "agree to disagree."  Pat and Cody suggest a different approach - convince or be convinced. 

Feb 13, 2020
25. The Cost of One Bad Team Member
30:00

Can one bad apple really spoil the whole bunch?  Pat and the team discuss the impact of even one team member who doesn't fit. Consulting corner is back!  Pat answers listeners questions.

Feb 05, 2020
24. “That’s Not Good Enough”
25:21

The team sits down to discuss four simple words that are not used enough on teams. Pat and Cody introduce a new segment intended to deconstruct common corporate speak and the damage caused by sayings that are used in companies every day. 

Jan 29, 2020
23. Hard Culture
24:43

On this episode the team breaks down company culture. What do companies get right and why are so many organizations focused on perks? 

Jan 24, 2020
22. Teamwork Dies Young
16:48

The impact of youth sports on the culture of teamwork. 

Jan 16, 2020
21. What's Your Rallying Cry
31:58

Forget a new year's resolution, you and your team need a rallying cry.  Jeff and Chris join the podcast to take a deep dive into one of the most practical and useful tools we use with our clients.  When everything is important, nothing is important.  Join the conversation and learn how to set a single, near-term priority for you and your team. 

Resources mentioned in the Podcast

The Meeting Advantage: https://bit.ly/2FsIqzI

The Advantage Book: https://bit.ly/2s41ZeR

 

Jan 08, 2020
20. Start With Vulnerability
25:48

Pat's wife Laura joins the podcast to discuss the power of vulnerability at work and at home.    

 

Dec 28, 2019
19. Making Strategy Simple
38:06

Your organization's strategy should be simple and usable. Chris joins Pat and Cody to demystify "strategy".  They share examples of companies who get it right and provide a framework for developing three strategic filters that should provide the context for all decision-making.

 

 

Dec 19, 2019
18. How Dysfunctional Is Your Team?
46:05

Pat and the team dig into The Five Dysfunctions of a Team model and use the Table Group's Online Team Assessment to help listeners identify the dysfunction on their own teams. 

Learn more about the team assessment: https://www.tablegroup.com/teamwork/online-team-assessment

Listeners use promo code "PODCAST" to receive 20% of the assessment.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team book: https://amzn.to/2rDdQQO

 

Dec 12, 2019
17. The Best CEO You've Never Heard Of
53:31

Bobby Herrera stops by the podcast to talk about leadership, struggle, and building a world-class culture of "climbers" at his company Populus Group.  

Bobby's book The Gift of Struggle can be found here: https://bobby-herrera.com/books/

 

Dec 04, 2019
16. The Most Important Organization in the World
38:20

Amy and Jeff join the podcast to talk about the most important organization in the world - family.  We discuss how to run your family with the same sense of intentionality and rigor we use in our businesses and answer The Three Big Questions for a Frantic Family. 

The book and resources discussed can be found here: https://www.tablegroup.com/books/frantic

 

Nov 26, 2019
15. When Bigger Isn't Better
23:02

Pat and Cody discuss the benefits of small company culture and make the case that bigger isn't always better.

Nov 19, 2019
14. The Limits of Diversity - Creating a Real Company Culture
35:58

Question #2: How do we behave? Jeff joins Pat and Cody to discuss values and how to create culture in organizations. They break down some of the best and worst company cultures they have encountered and make a case for who shouldn't belong in your organization.

Nov 13, 2019
13. All-Pro CEO: Executive Lessons From a Former NFL Running Back
33:26

Pat is joined by NFL All-Pro running back Justin Forsett to discuss leadership, teamwork and culture in professional sports and his new role as CEO of startup company, Shower Pill. Afterwards, Cody and Pat debrief and pick out the wisdom for leaders and teams.

 

Check out Shower Pill here: https://www.showerpill.com/

Nov 06, 2019
12. One Question Every Company Must Answer
40:29

Every organization needs clarity.  And the first question every company needs to answer is "Why do we exist?"  Pat and Cody sit down to discuss and offer real-world examples of clarity.

Oct 30, 2019
11. The Simple, Effective, and Free Path to Loving Your Work
35:23

Everyone needs three things in order to love their work. Chris joins Pat and Cody to discuss job fulfillment, employee satisfaction, and what managers need to give the people they lead.

 

More information on the topic can be found here: https://www.tablegroup.com/books/engagement

Oct 23, 2019
10. Two Extremely Dangerous Attitudes About Work
26:04

Pat addresses two very common and very dangerous perspectives about work.

Oct 16, 2019
9. Managing Up Without Sucking Up
24:35

How to be a hero and influence your boss.

Oct 09, 2019
8. The Power of Personality Profiles
34:32

Without understanding how people are wired it makes it difficult to be  a great leader, team member, spouse and even parent.  Deb joins the podcast to discuss the fundamental attribution error, the Myers-Briggs, why Pat and Cody talk too much at dinner and much more.

Oct 02, 2019
7. Robot CEO
27:06

Self-control isn't always good.  Pat and Cody weigh in on robot CEOs and the human side of leadership.  And Pat gives a rapper name to everyone in the office. 

Sep 25, 2019
The Humility of Sideline Heroes
33:47

In this Sports Culture crossover episode, Pat and Cody are joined by special guest Daniel and try to determine what sport best represents true teamwork.  He tells some of his favorite anecdotes from the world of sports and highlights sideline heroes.

Sep 24, 2019
Bonus: Team USA's Defeat and the Decline of Teamwork in Sports
23:59

Pat and Cody are joined by Lynne to discuss Team USA's disappointing exit from the FIBA World Cup tournament, Antonio Brown's first week with the Patriots and conflict on the sidelines during an NFL game.

Sep 17, 2019
6. Meetings and Movies
21:04

Most meetings are bad - but they shouldn’t be. Pat and Cody discuss how leaders can borrow from the secrets of screenwriters and film directors to make their meetings more compelling and engaging. Pat draws on his own experience writing screenplays, and presents concepts from his book “Death By Meeting”. For more information and resources on this topic, visit: https://www.tablegroup.com/books/dbm

Sep 16, 2019
Bonus: Sports Culture
30:36

Pat and Cody introduce a new segment about the intersection between two of their favorite topics: organizational culture and sports. They take on some of the week’s top sports stories and provide insights as they relate to teamwork, leadership, and culture.

Sep 10, 2019
5. Curing Job Misery
26:47

Job misery is an epidemic in today's working world and there is a simple cure. Pat and Cody provide an easy (and free) solution to help managers address job misery and develop engaged, fulfilled employees.

For more resources related to employee engagement and making work more fulfilling, visit: https://www.tablegroup.com/employee-engagement

Sep 05, 2019
Bonus: Teamwork and an NFL Star's Retirement
17:13

Pat and Cody turn the mics on to discuss Andrew Luck’s surprise retirement from the NFL and its larger implications on the culture of teamwork

Aug 27, 2019
4. The Power of Naked Service
34:13

Pat and Cody are joined by a few colleagues (Jeff, James, and Chris) to discuss three counter-intuitive ways to win client loyalty and turn existing clients into raving fans. They explore the benefits of “getting naked” and offer advice on how to overcome the fears that can prevent you from securing new clients and building your business. Pat even shares his most embarrassing moment working with a client... this episode is a fun one!

For more on the "getting naked" model, visit: https://www.tablegroup.com/books/getting-naked

Aug 20, 2019
3. The Upside of Conflict
34:40

Pat tackles one of his favorite topics. He and Cody discuss why conflict is critical on teams and why so many organizations avoid it at all costs.  Pat provides practical tips for leaders and teams looking to bring more healthy conflict into their decision-making.

Aug 07, 2019
2. Stop Hiring the Wrong People
37:41

Pat and Cody explore why so many companies hire poorly. They present three qualities to look for in an interview that have nothing to do with technical expertise or experience, and they reveal the most dangerous hire that companies should avoid at all costs.

The model referenced in the podcast can be found at: https://www.tablegroup.com/books/ideal-team-player

Aug 07, 2019
1. Being Smart is Overrated
38:47

In this first episode, Pat and Cody discuss why the smartest companies don’t always win. He presents organizational health as the greatest competitive advantage in business and takes us back to his first job to discuss where it all started.

Aug 07, 2019
Introducing "At The Table" with Patrick Lencioni
54

Sit across the table from one of the foremost experts in leadership and business. In his simple and approachable style, Pat tackles every topic related to the world of work (and some that aren’t).  From culture to family to building world-class organizations, Pat brings his wisdom, humor, and insight together to provide actionable advice for leaders everywhere.

Jul 11, 2019